Looking for Work
If you are looking for work in Saskatchewan, there are various places to look. You will need to make personal contact with employers and learn about the job market.
Immigration through the SINP
Whether you are in the country or overseas, to apply to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee program (SINP), getting a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer is the first step in the immigration process for most of the SINP categories.
For questions related to the immigration process or the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), we have client services representatives available by phone (001) 306-798-7467 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can find out more information by looking at the answers to Common Questions.
Immigration through Federal Programs
Having a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer can also help you to immigrate through federal categories (Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class). As of January 1, 2015, these three federal economic immigration programs are managed through Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) Express Entry (EE) System. For more information, visit Express Entry on CIC’s website.
Steps for Obtaining Work in Saskatchewan
As well, job seekers are encouraged to find employment opportunities that match their skills and experience through online research and connecting directly with Saskatchewan employers in their field.
Permanent Work (applying from outside of Canada)
The key steps for finding permanent work and becoming a permanent resident in Saskatchewan include the following:
The key steps for working temporarily in Saskatchewan include the following:
Note: If a foreign worker that is in Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit meets the eligibility criteria for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), s/he can transition to permanent residence while already working temporarily in the province.
Permanent Work (transition from temporary foreign worker in Saskatchewan to permanent resident)
If you are already working temporarily in Saskatchewan, the key steps for finding permanent work and becoming a permanent resident in Saskatchewan include the following:
The following websites list job openings across Saskatchewan. New jobs are posted regularly, so it is a good idea to visit these sites often.
After you arrive in Saskatchewan, here are some organizations that may be able to help you find work.
Hidden Job Market
Tell your friends, relatives, neighbours and acquaintances that you are looking for work and ask them to let you know of any job opportunities they hear about that might interest you.
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Networking means talking to people - people you know, people you don't know and people you have just met. You can network anywhere with anyone: other parents at your child's school events, your neighbours, teachers, counselors, religious leaders, health care professionals and community leaders. Let them know you are looking for work and ask them if they know of anyone who is hiring. Other ways of networking include contacting employers directly, attending job fairs, and talking with people or professional associations in your field of work and connecting with them through LinkedIn and social media.